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J.P. Morgan Chase's Ugly Family Secrets Revealed       : Information Clearing House

J.P. Morgan Chase's Ugly Family Secrets Revealed       : Information Clearing House
J.P. Morgan Chase's Ugly Family Secrets Revealed

By Matt Taibbi

March 16, 2012 "Rolling Stone" -- In a story that should be getting lots of attention, American Banker has released an excellent and disturbing exposé of J.P. Morgan Chase's credit card services division, relying on multiple current and former Chase employees. One of them, Linda Almonte, is a whistleblower whom I've known since last September; I'm working on a recount of her story for my next book.

Maid in Lebanon Abuse Video Kills Herself     : Information Clearing House

Maid in Lebanon Abuse Video Kills Herself     : Information Clearing House


Maid in Lebanon Abuse Video Kills Herself

By Al-Jazeera

Suicide comes days after footage emerged of Ethiopian woman being violently dragged on Beirut street by male employer.

March 16, 2012



An Ethiopian domestic worker in Lebanon who was filmed being physically abused in public has committed suicide, local media have reported.

The video, first aired by Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International (LBCI) last week, caused outrage by showing a man abusing Alem Dechasa as she cried on a street outside the Ethiopian embassy in Beirut.

The man was shown grabbing Dechasa and telling her, "get into the car" while she screamed out, "no, no, no". Another man then assisted in dragging Dechasa into the back of a car as she struggled to resist.

Asaminew Debelie Bonssa, Ethiopian general consul in Lebanon, told The Daily Star newspaper in Beirut that Dechasa committed suicide by hanging herself early…

Humanitarian disaster unfolds in South Sudan - Features - Al Jazeera English

Humanitarian disaster unfolds in South Sudan - Features - Al Jazeera English

Washington, DC - Less than a year since South Sudan's independence, thousands of people in the region continue to face the stark realities of secession.

As an impending famine and daily violence grow in severity, the governments in Juba and Khartoum remain mired in disputes over borders and oil revenues.

Among the areas most affected by the latest violence and food shortages are states on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. Thousands of civilians stranded in the Nuba Mountains of Southern Kordofan, a Sudanese province with a population close to 1.1 million, now face starvation - largely a result of the Sudanese government's move to restrict international humanitarian relief agencies from accessing the most troubled areas.

The recent fighting has destroyed large tracks of farmland and crops essential for isolated populations in Sudan's Blue Nile State and Southern Kordofan. According to US of…